Wednesday, September 11, 2013

MFP September Blog Hop Day 2

Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10

Koi Fish

Featured Sept 11
Primitive Farm

Featured Sept 12 
What a Scream
Featured Sept 13
Tailgate Party

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Sept. 14, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Sept. 13, 2013.

The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
Holiday Tags

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
Nature's Brushstrokes

Here's the Design Team:
Jane C
Thrfity Stamper
Cathy C
Sue W
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Before I show you today's project, I wanted to show you the panel, that I shared yesterday that I was sure was going to end up in the trash.(It is the Koi fish panel on the right. The left was my card from yesterday.) So many people encouraged me to just keep working with it. I figured I didn't have anything to loose. So I added more water, more paint, more water, more paint, more water, more paint... well you get the idea. When I was done, I actually liked it more than the panel I used on my card. So I see another card in the works.

Here is my project for today. It is an altered soup mix. The best thing about stamping, isn't the papers. It isn't the stamps. It isn't the markers, paint, ribbon, embellishments.... the list could go on and on. The best thing about stamping is the friends you make. One of my biggest blessings is my friend Pam. We have been giving each other extra challenges. I challenged her to alter a soup mix. I  decided to use today's set and she decided to use Friday's set Tailgate Party. 
Here is the soup mix I altered. I got it at Walmart the other day because I thought it would be cute to use to make a get well card. It was really inexpensive. I also liked the little chicken.

Isn't he cute?

 I took a brown paper bag and I stenciled cream acrylic paint. I splattered cream paint with a toothbrush when I was done. I then stamped the cow and sheep, house and sentiment. I painted with the same cream paint. I could have fussy cut the images close, but I purposely left a little edge to show that they had been stamped on the paper bag as well. I had first thought I was just going to do a "topper" but as cute as the little chicken on the bag was, he just didn't "GO" with the sheep and cow. So I took a paper lunch sack. I cut of the bottom. I sewed the bottom and side edges. I slid the soup mix in and the added the topper. To finish it off I added a little black and white gingham ribbon and three buttons with twine.

 I still REMEMBER.


  1. Ooooh, love your card with the delicately colored koi and that paper bag with the farm animals on it is adorable!

  2. What a fun challenge MariLynn, and I love the way you completed it :-) I also like the way the panel eventually worked out - well done - you must have had fun playing :-).

  3. Wow that original watercolour panel came out beautifully. Love your primitive packet - the kraft, black and white are perfect.

  4. Glad you went back to your panel - great job. Like today's project too.

  5. Fun twist on using the stamp set. Great work.

  6. Good job saving that panel from yesterday! And today's altered soup mix bag is very creative.

  7. Ok, so the last thing I saw on your blog is the first thing I am going to comment on. You have me in tears! I think that was the best song that was written that year!!! I listened to it just now and I feel the emotions all over again that I had that day.

    Your altered soup bag is tooo cute! That little chicken is adorable but you are right, he just doesn't go with the "Primitive" set! Fabulous design! Love the ribbon and button embellishments! I like that you didn't fussy cut the animals!

    I am SO GLAD you didn't toss that first panel away and I am SO GLAD you shared it with us!!!! Awesome! One would NEVER guess that it was the same panel. I get so excited to see a rescued piece of art!!!!

  8. You are seriously making me consider getting out my sewing machine. How cute to put the soup in this bag (even though you had to cover up that silly chicken to do it)...Love the cream and the splatters. I hope that I can do half as good a job as you've done!

  9. A very cute altered soup bag. I like the stenciling of the checks. Love that little chick on the packet, too.

  10. Really cute projects today!!! I am so glad you didn't toss the panel... I want to thank you for sharing this song today. Brought tears to my eyes.

  11. Marilynn....Well Done with your challenge. what a fun thing to do finding something to alter and give away.
    I'm happy to hear you decided to keep going on your "trash" piece because it came out wonderful!
    stamping sue

  12. How cute that you altered the soup mix! I have never thought of doing this!

  13. You certainly turned yesterdays oops into OPPORTUNITY! What a Beautiful turnout! Love your bag topper! Fantastic!

  14. Like how you have changed over the creations. Glad you kept the Poi creation & turned it into something wonderful.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Cute chicken. My walmart doesn't sell that. Nice project.

  16. Wonderful job on the koi picture. Looks great. Great altered soup mix!

  17. Brilliant and such fun! So pleased you didn't give up on the koi...the panel was really good as was but you turned a good into a masterpiece! Bravo!

  18. I love the soup mix cover! Very nice!

  19. MariLynn,
    What a cool idea - and the soup package is adorble - but love your get well package!

  20. Cute packaging for the soup mix!

  21. Love the farm stamp set so much! Your projects are adorable!

  22. The soup packaging is very cute! It has a warm, down home feel to it!

  23. LOl at that crazy chicken on the soup pack. And the bag is awesome.